Discovering San Francisco, California

Located on the west coast of the United States in the state of California, San Francisco is a city with a population of over 800,000. However the greater metropolitan area, called The Bay, has a population of more than 7 million inhabitants.
The territory was originally occupied by Native Americans (3,000 BC), and the city of San Francisco was not founded until 1776 by the Spanish. It boomed during the gold rush period (the mid-19th century) and during that same period, became the birthplace of jeans. Levi Strauss & Co was founded in the city. Since the mid-20th century, the Bay Area thrives mainly on high technology (Silicon Valley).
San Francisco is the 3rd tourist destination in the United States. Visitors go to see the famous Golden Gate Bridge as well Alcatraz, the former prison, the cable cars, steep streets and numerous Victorian houses that are typical of the city. San Francisco is also known for its tolerance, often a precursor for subjects such as emancipation of the minorities. During a stay in San Francisco, you can visit the gay and hippie neighbourhoods (San Francisco was the birthplace of the beatnik movement) as well as its very famous Chinatown.
The city has a typical Californian climate (very close to the Mediterranean climate) with a very dry summer season.
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The trip from South Africa to San Francisco takes about 30 hours with connections in Paris or Amsterdam: between 11 and 13:30 hours to Paris and about 11:30 for a direct flight from Paris-San Francisco. If you are worried about such a long flight, there are workshops for stress-free flying . They can help you cope with fear of flying and therefore enjoy your trip to California. Don't wait to reserve your tickets for San Francisco and discover all of the wonders of the American west coast!

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